Intensive animal production and welfare is becoming increasingly important in feeding the world's population. Animal welfare is an important and emotional issue that affects Australian animal industries, as well as companion animal owners and research establishments. Humans have an ethical responsibility to provide adequate care for animals under their control, and animal production professionals have particular obligations and responsibilities in this area. Students will explore the feedlot beef, pig, poultry and fish industries and the role of animal production professionals in serving them. Topics examined include the economic basis of the industries, factors affecting productivity and profitability, issues related to public perception, animal welfare and environment, genetics and selection, principles of housing design and the integration of nutrition, health and reproduction management to attain high levels of productivity. This subject will provide opportunities for students of Livestock Production and Animal Science to integrate knowledge gained previously in animal health, behaviour and welfare, economics, genetics, reproduction and ruminant nutrition. Students will participate in day trips to intensive animal production enterprises and undertake case study activities.
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours) Integrated Honours
Other students with the permission of their Course Director and the Subject Coordinator
ASC110 or ASC100
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.